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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431416/caring-for-critically-injured-children-an-analysis-of-56-pediatric-damage-control-laparotomies
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Miguel A Villalobos, Joshua P Hazelton, Rachel L Choron, Lisa Capano-Wehrle, Krystal Hunter, John P Gaughan, Steven E Ross, Mark J Seamon
BACKGROUND: Injury is the leading cause of death in children under 18 years. Damage control principles have been extensively studied in adults but remain relatively unstudied in children. Our primary study objective was to evaluate the use of damage control laparotomy (DCL) in critically injured children. METHODS: An American College of Surgeons-verified Level 1 trauma center review (1996-2013) of pediatric trauma laparotomies was undertaken. Exclusion criteria included: age older than 18 years, laparotomy for abdominal compartment syndrome or delayed longer than 2 hours after admission...
May 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426137/hydroxyurea-hydroxycarbamide-for-sickle-cell-disease
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REVIEW
Sarah J Nevitt, Ashley P Jones, Jo Howard
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is one of the most common inherited diseases worldwide. It is associated with lifelong morbidity and a reduced life expectancy. Hydroxyurea (hydroxycarbamide), an oral chemotherapeutic drug, ameliorates some of the clinical problems of SCD, in particular that of pain, by raising fetal haemoglobin. This is an update of a previously published Cochrane Review. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of hydroxyurea therapy in people with SCD (all genotypes), of any age, regardless of setting...
April 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422440/blood-parameters-of-preterm-neonates-postnatal-evolution-according-to-gestational-age
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P Roudil, C Vasselon, B Trombert-Paviot, C Berger, H Patural
INTRODUCTION: The blood count provides qualitative and quantitative essential information on bloodlines. Reference hematologic parameters have been established in children and neonates, but few data are available regarding the premature population during the first month of life. The main objective of this study was to establish normative values for blood parameters for premature infants born between 26 and <37 weeks of gestation, during the first month of life, taking into account gestational and postnatal age and treatments that can impact the threshold values...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417347/-serological-markers-of-viral-hepatitis-b-and-c-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-monitored-in-the-pediatrics-department-at-the-university-hospital-of-bobo-dioulasso-burkina-faso
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S A Kissou, M Koura, A Sawadogo, A-S Ouédraogo, H Traoré, E Kamboulé, W W F Zogona, B Nacro
Viral hepatitis B and C are universal public health problems. Burkina Faso is a high endemic area for hepatitis B. Patients with sickle cell disease are at risk. The aim of this study was to investigate and quantify the serological markers of viral hepatitis B and C among pediatric patients with sickle cell disease. This was a descriptive cross-sectional study, which took place from July to November 2014 at the Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital of Bobo- Dioulasso. The study included 44 SS and 26 SC sickle cell patients...
April 17, 2017: Bulletin de la Société de Pathologie Exotique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409222/incidental-splenic-nodules-found-on-mr-imaging-done-for-assessment-of-iron-overload-in-children
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Rayan A Ahyad, Christopher Z Lam, Omid Shearkhani, Oscar M Navarro
BACKGROUND: MR imaging is used to assess iron overload in patients with hemoglobinopathies and in those who have undergone multiple blood transfusions. Sometimes splenic nodules are found incidentally on these examinations and this may cause diagnostic uncertainty. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence, imaging characteristics and evolution of splenic nodules found on MR imaging for iron overload evaluation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of all MR imaging examinations performed for iron overload assessment from 2005 to 2015 in a tertiary pediatric hospital...
April 13, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402005/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-red-blood-cell-alloimmunization-in-175-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-in-a-french-university-hospital-reference-centre
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Slimane Allali, Thierry Peyrard, Denise Amiranoff, Jérémie F Cohen, Martin Chalumeau, Valentine Brousse, Mariane de Montalembert
Patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) show a high prevalence of red blood cell (RBC) alloimmunization, but few studies have focused on children. We aimed to study the prevalence and risk factors of RBC alloimmunization in SCD children. We retrospectively analysed the medical and transfusion files for 245 SCD children hospitalized in our centre in 2014 and included 175 patients who had received at least one RBC unit in their lifetime. The main clinical and immuno-haematological characteristics of alloimmunized and non-alloimmunized patients were compared...
April 12, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395097/artesunate-to-treat-severe-malaria-in-travellers-review-of-efficacy-and-safety-and-practical-implications
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Camille Roussel, Eric Caumes, Marc Thellier, Papa Alioune Ndour, Pierre A Buffet, Stéphane Jauréguiberry
Background: Artesunate (AS) is the WHO first-line treatment of severe malaria in endemic countries, in adults and children. However, despite solid evidence that AS is safe and more effective than quinine in endemic areas, its deployment in non-endemic areas has been slow, due in part to the absence of a full good manufacturing practice (GMP) qualification (although prequalification has been granted in 2010). Prospective comparative trials were not conducted in travellers, but several retrospective studies and case reports are providing insights into the efficacy and safety of AS in imported severe malaria...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393462/current-use-of-factor-concentrates-in-pediatric-cardiac-anesthesia
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REVIEW
Nina A Guzzetta, Glyn D Williams
Excessive bleeding following pediatric cardiopulmonary bypass is associated with increased morbidity and mortality, both from the effects of hemorrhage and the therapies employed to achieve hemostasis. Neonates and infants are especially at risk because their coagulation systems are immature, surgeries are often complex, and cardiopulmonary bypass technologies are inappropriately matched to patient size and physiology. Consequently, these young children receive substantial amounts of adult-derived blood products to restore adequate hemostasis...
April 10, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384880/efficacy-of-deferasirox-as-an-oral-iron-chelator-in-paediatric-thalassaemia-patients
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Shikha Jaiswal, Rajesh Hishikar, Onkar Khandwal, Manju Agarwal, Usha Joshi, Ajay Halwai, Basant Maheshwari, Raka Sheohare
INTRODUCTION: Thalassaemia Major patients require frequent blood transfusion leading to iron overload. Excessive iron gets deposited in vital organs and leads to dysfunction of the heart, liver, anterior pituitary, pancreas, and joints. Our body has limited mechanism to excrete iron, so patients with iron overload and its complications need safe and effective iron chelation therapy. AIM: To assess the efficacy of Deferasirox (DFX) as an iron chelator, with specific reference to reduction in serum ferritin level...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369934/recurrent-donath-landsteiner-hemolytic-anemia-a-pediatric-case-report
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Sara D Prince, Lena E Winestone, Sandra J Nance, David F Friedman
BACKGROUND: Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria (PCH) is a form of autoimmune hemolytic anemia caused by the Donath-Landsteiner antibody (D-L antibody). In children, this is typically a transient immune-mediated hemolysis that follows a viral illness and does not recur. Recurrent acute or chronic PCH due to D-L antibody is very rare. CASE REPORT: We have reported a unique case of recurrent PCH in a 5-year-old boy with two acute episodes of hemolysis separated by 21 months of hematologic remission...
March 31, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369475/national-trends-and-variability-in-blood-utilization-in-paediatric-cardiac-surgery
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Mohsen Karimi, Jill M Sullivan, Trudy Lerer, Carla Hronek
OBJECTIVES: Red blood cell transfusion is a common practice in paediatric cardiac surgery. Transfusion of red blood cells has been shown to be associated with an increase in morbidity in paediatric patients undergoing cardiac surgery. There is a huge variability in the practice of blood utilization within and across different practices. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the current variability and the trends over the past decade in blood usage among children's hospitals performing paediatric cardiac surgery...
March 28, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366562/traumatic-colorectal-injuries-in-children-the-national-trauma-database-experience
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Pamela M Choi, Michael Wallendorf, Martin S Keller, Adam M Vogel
PURPOSE: We sought to utilize a nationwide database to characterize colorectal injuries in pediatric trauma. METHODS: The National Trauma Database (NTDB) was queried for all patients (age≤14years) with colorectal injuries from 2013 to 2014. We stratified patients by demographics and measured outcomes. We analyzed groups based on mechanism, colon vs rectal injury, as well as colostomy creation. Statistical analysis was conducted using t-test and ANOVA for continuous variables as well as chi-square for continuous variables...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363471/hypotension-and-the-need-for-transfusion-in-pediatric-blunt-spleen-and-liver-injury-an-atomac-prospective-study
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Summer R Magoteaux, David M Notrica, Crystal S Langlais, Maria E Linnaus, Alexander R Raines, Robert W Letton, Adam C Alder, Cynthia Greenwell, James W Eubanks, Karla A Lawson, Nilda M Garcia, Shawn D St Peter, Daniel J Ostlie, Charles M Leys, Amina Bhatia, R Todd Maxson, David W Tuggle, Todd A Ponsky
PURPOSE: Children with blunt liver or spleen injury (BLSI) requiring early transfusion may present without hypotension despite significant hypovolemia. This study sought to determine the relationship between early transfusion in pediatric BLSI and hypotension. METHODS: Secondary analysis of a 10-institution prospective observational study was performed of patients 18years and younger presenting with BLSI. Patients with central nervous system (CNS) injury were excluded...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362936/high-frequency-of-blackwater-fever-among-children-presenting-to-hospital-with-severe-febrile-illnesses-in-eastern-uganda
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Peter Olupot-Olupot, Charles Engoru, Sophie Uyoga, Rita Muhindo, Alex Macharia, Sarah Kiguli, Robert O Opoka, Samuel Akech, Carolyne Ndila, Richard Nyeko, George Mtove, Julius Nteziyaremye, Martin Chebet, Elizabeth C George, Abdel G Babiker, Diana M Gibb, Thomas N Williams, Kathryn Maitland
Background: In the Fluid Expansion as a Supportive Treatment (FEAST) trial, an unexpectedly high proportion of participants from eastern Uganda presented with blackwater fever (BWF). Methods: We describe the prevalence and outcome of BWF among trial participants and compare the prevalence of 3 malaria-protective red blood cell polymorphisms in BWF cases vs both trial (non-BWF) and population controls. Results: Of 3170 trial participants, 394 (12...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362411/continuous-manual-exchange-transfusion-for-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease-an-efficient-method-to-avoid-iron-overload
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Bérengère Koehl, Florence Missud, Laurent Holvoet, Ghislaine Ithier, Oliver Sakalian-Black, Zinedine Haouari, Emmanuelle Lesprit, André Baruchel, Malika Benkerrou
Children with sickle cell anemia (SCA) may be at risk of cerebral vasculopathy and strokes, which can be prevented by chronic transfusion programs. Repeated transfusions of packed red blood cells (PRBCs) is currently the simplest and most used technique for chronic transfusion programs. However, iron overload is one of the major side effects of this therapy. More developed methods exist, notably the apheresis of RBC (erythrapheresis), which is currently the safest and most efficient method. However, it is costly, complicated, and cannot be implemented everywhere, nor is it suitable for all patients...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359027/predictors-of-postoperative-bleeding-in-children-undergoing-cardiopulmonary-bypass-a-preliminary-italian-study
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Luca Spiezia, Guido Di Gregorio, Elena Campello, Sara Maggiolo, Giacomo Bortolussi, Giovanni Stellin, Paolo Simioni, Vladimiro Vida
BACKGROUND: Several characteristics such as demographics, pre-existing conditions, surgical procedure, perioperative coagulopathy may predispose children undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) to bleeding complications. As yet, studies on risk factors for postoperative bleeding have brought mixed results. The purpose of our study was therefore to retrospectively evaluate the parameters able to predict postoperative bleeding in a group of consecutive children undergoing cardiac surgery involving CPB...
March 22, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358763/whole-blood-in-pediatric-craniofacial-reconstruction-surgery
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Princy Thottathil, Deborah Sesok-Pizzini, Jesse A Taylor, John E Fiadjoe, Ariel Vincent, Paul A Stricker
BACKGROUND: Pediatric complex cranial vault reconstruction (CCVR) surgery is often associated with significant blood loss and transfusion. The authors recently changed our transfusion practice during CCVR to using whole blood (WB) instead of reconstituted blood (RB). The aim of this study was to assess the impact of this practice change. Our hypothesis was that replacement with WB would be as effective as RB for the outcomes of total perioperative blood donor exposures (BDEs) and the incidence of laboratory evidence of postoperative coagulopathy...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351558/coagulation-defects-in-thalassemic-patients
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Mostafa M Abosdera, Alzahraa E Almasry, Ehab S Abdel-Moneim
BACKGROUND: Regular blood transfusion and compliance with iron chelation therapy has markedly improved life expectancy in thalassemia; however, this improvement is accompanied by several complications of this chronic disease including thromboembolic disorders. The objective of this work is to study natural coagulation inhibition as well as the fibrinolysis processes in thalassemic children who are otherwise in a steady state with no overt clinical manifestations of thromboembolism. METHODS: In a case-control study design conducted at Sohag University Hospital, Sohag, Egypt, 50 thalassemic children and 20 age- and sex-matched healthy controls were compared as regards prothrombin concentration, international normalized ratio, partial thromboplastin time, protein C, protein S, antithrombin III, D-dimers, and thrombin activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor (TAFI)...
February 17, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350560/outcomes-related-to-the-use-of-frozen-plasma-or-pooled-solvent-detergent-treated-plasma-in-critically-ill-children
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Maraya N Camazine, Oliver Karam, Ryan Colvin, Stephane Leteurtre, Pierre Demaret, Marisa Tucci, Jennifer A Muszynski, Simon Stanworth, Philip C Spinella
OBJECTIVE: To determine if the use of fresh frozen plasma/frozen plasma 24 hours compared to solvent detergent plasma is associated with international normalized ratio reduction or ICU mortality in critically ill children. DESIGN: This is an a priori secondary analysis of a prospective, observational study. Study groups were defined as those transfused with either fresh frozen plasma/frozen plasma 24 hours or solvent detergent plasma. Outcomes were international normalized ratio reduction and ICU mortality...
March 27, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349762/segmental-resection-of-anterior-uterine-wall-in-cases-with-placenta-percreta-a-modified-technique-for-fertility-preserving-approach
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Cetin Kilicci, Ilhan Sanverdi, Enis Ozkaya, Ahmet Eser, Evrim Bostanci, Cigdem Yayla Abide, Ilter Yenidede
AIM: The aim of this study was to introduce a modified form of fertility preserving approach in cases with placenta percreta. METHODS: Eleven pregnants with anterior placenta previa and suspected to have placenta percreta underwent cesarean section between 2015 to 2016 in Zeynep Kamil Women and Children's Health Training and Research Hospital. In all cases, following confirmation of placenta percreta diagnosis, a modified minimal invasive form of uterine preserving surgery was performed...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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